How Scripts Are Written @ Wicked Carnival Productions .
In learning that I could write my own scripts I discovered how much work goes into it very quickly, as the writer you have to create the characters, the world they live in, the places the events of the movie takes place in, the kills, the killer and his or her back story, there is alot of work that goes into it.
I started out writing Romantic films (I'm a closet romantic, don't tell my wife) and soon wrote an action script followed by several more romantic films which they were good but nothing I was overly proud of or that would ever move beyond the writing stage.
I then watched Halloween and Scream back to back one night and when I tell this story I often get asked why I watched these two movies back to back and not Halloween and Halloween II . Honestly I don't have an answer for that question, it's simply the way it happened. I started thinking about what I would do in a horror movie, you know how I would write it. I started writing notes of things I like and dislike in horror movies .
A few days prior to this I was having trouble sleeping my wife gave me a Melatonin tablet and said it would help me get to sleep so I took it and laid down. I had the weirdest fuckin' dream I had ever had in my life, I woke up the next morning and started writing a script for a horror movie titled Wicked Carnival . Now I'm not saying everyone should take Melatonin to have a nightmare / come up with a script idea but hey it worked for me !!
HOW I WROTE SINS OF MAN : RISE OF MORTIS :
#1 I wrote the characters and their stories .
#2 I wrote the killer and the backstory .
#3 I wrote out all the kills .
#4 I wrote the rest of the script around the kills using Sean S. Cunningham's Friday The 13th formula a fresh pair of breasts or a kill every 7 minutes .
During the writing of Sins of Man which was originally supposed to be a one off movie I started thinking about how I could make a sequel and started working on notes for a sequel. I finished Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis and started writing Sins of Man II immediately and about half way through that script I started thinking I could write a trilogy so I started working on notes for Sins of Man III . Long story short in less then 30 days I had written the Sins of Man trilogy .
Running Wicked Carnival Productions .
I love social media because it connects people from allover the world with a few key strokes, I have a ton of fans across Europe and I love talking to them as well as my fans across the US and Canada . I enjoy interacting with fans because it gives me an idea of what you want and don't want in your horror films. I have had some cool chats with people as well as some knock down drag out conversations with die hard gore fans and I don't mind it at all when things get heated because we are ALL passionate about OUR genre and I love it !
Aside from the social media and websites I also run promotional / marketing department as well. I worked out the consignment deal with Bull Moose Music stores to carry Sins of Man : Rise of Mortis. I arranged for media appearances (radio and podcasts) to spread the word about the movie. I also ram all the crowdfunding campaigns last year for the movie.
There are a MILLION and one jobs when you make movies for a living, while we are still new in the business and making all important connections in the industry as well as connections in the business side of things with theaters and store etc.
As always feel free to ask me specific questions I will be doing another Q & A Blog soon, thinking I might makea vlog instead ...
STAY HUMBLE STAY HUNGRY !